HDC Board of Directors: Nominating

Nominate Yourself or a Colleague to Join HDC’s Board in 2023

In our continuing efforts to create a strong, diverse, and representative governing board, we are pleased to announce the opening of the nominating period for candidates to join HDC’s Board of Directors in 2023. You can read the HDC Board Nominating Committee’s full announcement HERE. Nominations will be accepted from Thursday, August 18, 2022, through Friday, September 30, 2022. Here is everything you need to know:


  • Any employee of a member organization in good standing
    • Must have consent of supervisor and knowledge of current member representative
  • Able to agree to and abide by the HDC Board Member Commitments and Code of Ethics and Conflict of Interest policies, and serve as member representative
  • Willing and able to attend 6, bi-monthly board meetings, 1 full day retreat in the fall, 2 board committees, and other occasional special meetings and activities
  • Participate in board advocacy, assist with fundraising efforts, and make a personal financial or in-kind contribution to HDC
  • Not have completed three consecutive three-year terms of HDC board service in the last three years

Desired Qualifications, Characteristics, and Representation

  • Demonstrated leadership ability, capacity, and commitment to the mission and vision of HDC
  • Ability to represent a cross-section of their member organization’s work, interests, and expertise
  • Will increase the racial, gender, geographic, socio-economic, and general diversity of the board
  • Add to the board in terms of styles and perspective, have an understanding of critical issues in the sector, can think innovatively to solve problems, are connected to various resources in the community, and are actively networking across industries and sectors
  • An understanding of and interest in advancing HDC’s 2022-2025 Strategic Plan, and especially its equity-based components
  • As HDC is a membership association, candidates should understand the need to govern with a mindset that holds space for the diverse stakeholders that comprise HDC, have a collaborative working style that fosters positive network building and cross-sector engagement, and creates value for association members both through policy advocacy and member services
  • Priority professional backgrounds include: accounting, for- and nonprofit developers and operators, finance/banking, fund development, homeownership, legal, low-income service providers (nonprofit), supportive housing
  • Priority representation includes: community-based organizations; diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) focus/experience; disability services/representation; sub-regional geographic representation (es.gs. Eastside, South King County)

Timeline and Process

  • Nominations accepted from Thursday, August 18, 2022, through Wednesday, September 30, 2022
  • Nominations must be submitted via this online form: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/5J99LLC
    • Candidates may nominate themselves or be nominated by an employee of any member organization
    • If you have technical difficulty, questions, or require assistance, contact Nathan by email or phone (206-636-1004)
  • Advancing nominees will be invited to interview in September and October, and may be asked to participate in further interviews or submit additional information
  • The Nominating Committee will recommend a slate of nominees to join the board for board approval on November 4. All nominees will be advised of their status on or shortly after that date.
  • Members will vote to give final approval of the slate of recommended candidates at the December Annual Member Meeting (exact date and time TBD)

Once submitted, nominees will receive confirmation of the receipt of their materials. We look forward to receiving and reviewing your nominations!